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Emma Viskic


Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the year in 2015.

Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the character of Caleb Zelic in Resurrection Bay.

Also a classical clarinettist, Emma's musical career has ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground.

Genres: Mystery
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2018) : Resurrection Bay
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2019) : Resurrection Bay

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